Childhood just isn’t complete without a trusted, animal companion at your side. They can teach your children responsibility, and studies have even found that children with pets have stronger immune systems than those without. Dogs and cats are the most common, but there are tons of other species to consider as well.
Most average-sized dogs are large enough to avoid being injured by your child, but many breeds are also calm and laidback with children. This species is also trainable and can usually go anywhere your child can, so they make good everyday companions. Children should not be expected to take care of a pet all by themselves – most of them will need help with this everyday care.